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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Terry_AkiSauce</b></div><div>There's just no way Buffalo moves Tuch &amp; Tage even though that is very good value, a big overpay by the Leafs</div></div> <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Isles5513</b></div><div>Tbh I don’t even know that it’s an overpay. Thomson is a legit top 6 center and Tuch might be just as good or better than Nylander anyway. He just produced less in Vegas cause he was further down in the lineup then he should’ve been.</div></div> <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>sabresparaavida</b></div><div>Sabres decline. Nylander is only signed for 2 years and if we trade Tuch and Thompson, it’s unlikely we’re competing for those two years.</div></div> <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>OrganizedConfusion55</b></div><div>Ahhhh a big no way from buffalo.</div></div> <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Funksoljah</b></div><div>Nylander only averaged about 10 seconds of ice time less per game than Tuch. Nylander also averaged almost a minute more per game at even strength, a few seconds more on the PP which is negligible and over a minute less on the PK. Citing ice time is pointless without proper context. Nylander also played substantial minutes with Matthews and Tavares. While I love Thompson, those 2 are far better centers offensively.</div></div> <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>bhuntlol</b></div><div>Fat no from the leafs , Nylander+Knies &gt; Thompson and Tuch in terms of value imo, Knies will potentially be the best player of the 3.</div></div> Very interesting conversation.
Sort of which is your favorite ice cream, Vanilla or Chocolate, Tuch or Nylander.
They bring different attributes to the ice and which of those qualities are most needed will determine which player is most valuable at the moment.

Of course it is an over pay, take out Tuch and Nylander, leaving Robertson, Hirvonen, knies, 2024 1st and 2024 2nd for Thompson would be more than Buffalo got for Eichel.
Unfortunately, even this year Buffalo is close to being a playoff team (still missing the dance by 10 to 15 points), this trade would push that playoff game back a couple of years.

Here is the irony, if Tuch was a Sabre on October first 2021, it would have been laughable to turn down Nylander for Tuch and Thompson.
Forum: Armchair-GMmar. à 17 h 24
Forum: Armchair-GMdim. à 18 h 0
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>oliver_wahlstrom</b></div><div>This team is truly a superstar forward away from being big time contenders. All they need is for one of Quinn, Cozens Thompson or Savoie to become that guy. Or with a bad season this year, one of Michkov or Bedard. Also <strong>Levi </strong>will be in the NHL in two years. NCAA this year then a few weeks in AHL then NHL. He is that good</div></div> Buffalo could have three superstars by 2024-2024, Power, Dahlin and Levi.

There was only one Superstar on the Bruins 1990-1991 team which made it to the third round
23 Craig Janney
8 Cam Neely
10 Ken Hodge
27 Dave Christian
20 Bob Sweeney
26 Glen Wesley
12 Randy Burridge
28 Garry Galley
36 Jim Wiemer
32 Don Sweeney
19 Dave Poulin
<strong>Ray Bourque</strong>
Only Christian and Neely exceeded 200 career goals, the 1989-1990 team actually made it to the cup finals.

I see the Sabres mirroring the 1992-93 Canadians!
No super stars just a lot of good solid players with a great GK.

I may be a dreamer but I think Skinner, Thompson, Olofsson, Quinn and Tuch could all exceed or be close to 30 goals.
Cozens, Mittelstadt, Krebs, and Peterka in the 15 to 20 goal range.
<a href="/users/sabres89" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@sabres89</a> "we basically have 3 lines of skill players"
Get one more solid RHD (let me say it again all four cup finalists played with 3 RHD and 3LHD)
Levi has the potential to be a Vezina winner.
Dahlin and Power play up to their expected potential I can see the Sabres getting to the playoffs without a super star, then anything is possible.

Unfortunately I got my hopes up 8 year ago when ESPN had 8 Sabre prospects ranked among their top 72:
We all know how that turned out.

Somehow this feels different.
Primarily Murray is not the GM, Karmanos seems to making the trades and Crowe is directing the drafting along with Ventura.
Forum: Armchair-GMven. à 14 h 12
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>KooKoo4Kaapo</b></div><div>Who of Dahlin, Jokiharju or Lybushkin does Holl push out?</div></div> <strong>None of them.</strong>
I guess you have not read the numerous times I have said, <strong>"ALL FOUR CUP FINALISTS HAD 3 LHD AND 3 RHD."</strong>
So Buffalo who has missed the playoffs for the past decade, knows more about making a hockey team the all four of the cup finalists.
Maybe that is one reason the Sabres have failed miserably.
Smart teams know it is important to have one of each on the ice as much as possible.
Rutta and Bogosian, two of Tampa's RHD, they were waived by Chicago and Buffalo respectively.
How bad do you have to be to be waived by those two teams?
Yet they played for the Tampa Bay Lightening who were going for their third straight cup.
Do you think they know something about the importance of having RHD?
Strong fore checking teams can take advantage of the defenseman who playing his weak hand as that defenseman has to back hand the puck to clear the zone.

Do you remember how easy it was for Tuch to take the puck away from Eichel when the two teams played here.
Jack was on his backhand with limited options.
Tuch came flying in shortened the time had Jack to make a play and Tuch was off to the races and scored a goal.

So Holl pushes Bryson out of the line up.
You can make what ever pairings you want, but the defense is stronger with Dahlin, Power and Samuelsson on the left side and Holl, Lyubushkin and Jokiharju on the right side.

Just a fun fact:
Eight of the top 11 paid NHL defensemen are right handed, they are a rare commodity.
PLAYER.......................AGE.....POS....HANDED...........CAP HIT.......SALARY
1. Erik Karlsson.............32.....RD......Right................11500000.....12000000
2. Drew Doughty..........32.....RD......Right................11000000.....11000000
3. Zachary Werenski....24.....LD.......Left...................9583333......10000000
4. Adam Fox..................24.....RD......Right.................9500000......11000000
5. Seth Jones.................27.....RD......Right.................9500000......10000000
6. Charlie McAvoy........24.....RD......Right.................9500000........9250000
7. Darnell Nurse...........27.....LD.......Left...................9250000......12000000
8. Roman Josi................32.....LD.......Left...................9059000........9750000
9. Cale Makar................23.....RD......Right.................9000000........9000000
10. Dougie Hamilton....29.....RD......Right.................9000000........6300000
11. Alex Pietrangelo.....32.....RD......Right.................8800000........8000000
Forum: Armchair-GMven. à 10 h 15
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>sabres89</b></div><div>I think you want the spots so you can facilitate a trade, maybe as a third team at the deadline. That might be a pipe dream though, it would have to be a contract that is ending at seasons end, and it would still have to be at least a 2nd round pick or it isn't worth it. Also, I hate to say it, but olofsson could be moved at the deadline if a first is coming back, and they might consider retaining (although he's under contract for next year, which adds a bonus year of retention, which makes it not a great idea).</div></div> This is crazy time right now.
Look what Vegas had to do.
Gave away Pacioretty with Coghlan as a sweetener and took on Shea Weber LTIR contract just to move Evgeni Dadonov so the cap could be reduced by $5,000,000.
That is a lot of talent to move to get nothing in return.

I hope Pegula will open up his moth laden wallet and allow Karmanos to make deals to take on cap, because you are correct.
While no playoff team wanted to give up assets for Pacioretty at $7,000,000 for a full season at the TDL many teams would have given up more than a first for a pt/gm LW at $3,500,000 which would have added less than $1,000,000 to their cap.

There will be many teams giving up assets when opening day rolls around and they need to get below the cap, I hope the Sabres can take advantage.
BTW at the TDL Holl would probably fetch a decent return at 50% retention as well, so maybe you and <a href="/users/BCAPP" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@BCAPP</a> are correct to not retain before the season starts.
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<a href="/users/CD282" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@CD282</a> Since you liked Timmah0007 comment, one must presume you also think there are at least 6 Sabre forwards that Foegele is better than the current Sabre roster.
Maybe you would like to take a shot at listing the six forwards that Foegele would replace!
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Timmah007</b></div><div>Did you miss the part I'm absolutely done with this conversation??? Let's just agree to strongly disagree and try to avoid further petty reporting.</div></div> Well you said you were done but you insisted upon making a comment and then comment to my reply that I have sent to you twice.
One must presume you are a hit and run candidate who actually has nothing of substance to offer, only weak unsubstantiated inaccurate falsehoods.
I checked your profile and I cannot find your alleged comment that lists the six forwards that Foegele could replace.
Is that another one of your lies?

I found these:
"Think I listed four players yesterday that foegele can easily replace would like to have an actually civil talk about this but it's been made clear by the reporting that the fans aren't even open minded enough to have a conversation. Disagree equals reporting kinda sad. Good luck buffalo"
"Because he's a clear upgrade to over half a roster that isn't even close to sniffing a playoff birth after how long? At some point Buffalo will need to try to be relevant and make moves towards improving."
"Why what's so bad about foegele he's better than half of buffalo's roster without question. At some point buffalo kinda has to make an effort to improve. It's such a horrible look on the league having a team try to tank for a decade...."
"Well I've listed three players that aren't even questionable lesser players than foegele.... would rather foegele at 2.75 than <strong>Okposo </strong>at 6... I'm never going to say Buffalo is a good destination but it's laughable to suggest isn't a place or room for him given that roster.... easily slide into middle six role instantly."
So Okposo is the only one you think Foegele would replace ONLY because his cap hit is half of Kyle's.
I assure you Granato would not replace Kyle with Warren.
So who are the other 5 you allegedly cited?

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